From 980 € disbursements and advance of organizational costs included.
The "+" of a Tour of Mont Blanc with your local guide:
- A small group of 4 to 12 people.
- Organic picnics prepared by us with local products (taking into account special diets).
- A second Mountain Guide who follows us, by minibus, by road and whom we meet at strategic points. It allows us flexibility on the routes, supplies for picnics, baggage tracking and additional insurance for mountain support in the event of a problem thanks to this second Guide.
- Perfect knowledge of the terrain thanks to our local guides, experienced and passionate.
Organized version from 3 to 10/09/2020:
We will go together on one of the most magnificent treks in the world by taking the most beautiful paths of this legendary route; and depending on the level and desires of the group, some of the unmarked trails jealously guarded by the guides. We will pass at the foot of the Voie Royale du Mont-Blanc (namely the route most used for the ascent of Mont-Blanc), in front of the great glaciers of the Massif such as those of Bionnassay, Miage, Pré de Bar, Trient, Argentière or Bossons. We can also contemplate legendary peaks such as the Grandes Jorasses, the Dolan or the Aiguille Verte. Along the way, we will meet the farmers and taste local products such as the authentic Beaufort d'Alpage, Fontine, Copa du Val d'Aosta and many other surprises.
D1: From Les Houches to Contamines - Montjoie.
Meet in the small village of Les Houches for a grandiose warm-up at the foot of the Mont-Blanc royal road, at the Col de Vosaz. We will then descend to the foot of the Bionnassay glacier to reach the Col du Tricot and the splendid Miage valley. We will finish the hike in the village of Contamines-Montjoie to spend our first night.
5 hours of walking. 600M D + 1200M D-.
D2: From Contamines-Montjoie to the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme.
We will leave the village and we will climb to one of the most emblematic pass of the Mont-Blanc tour, crossing the Contamines Montjoie nature reserve and crossing the Bonhomme pass, we will sleep at the Croix du Bonhomme refuge, a of the most beautiful refuges of the Tour.
7 hours of walking. 1200M D +.
D3: from the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme to the Elisabetta refuge.
From the refuge, we will go to the Col des Fours, facing the majestic Aiguille des Glaciers; and then we will descend to the alpine farm of the Ville des Glaciers., where we may have the chance to taste the best alpine Beaufort in the region. Then we will begin the ascent of the Col de la Seigne, French-Italian border, guardian of one of the most beautiful panoramas of this Trek. Surprise. We will then sleep at the Elisabetta refuge.
6 hours of walking. 700M D + 1000M D-.
D4: from the Elisabetta refuge to the Bonatti refuge.
From the refuge, we will head towards Courmayeur, where we will have lunch in one of the typical small trattoria. Then in the afternoon we will go up to the Bonatti Refuge. Halfway through this shorter day will allow us to rest in front of the imposing and legendary Grandes Jorasses, theater of dramatic and heroic ascents.
3 hours of walking. 400MD + 450M D-.
D5: from Bonatti refuge to Arpette.
We will walk this morning to our second border and we will take our first step in Switzerland after crossing the Grand or Petit Col Ferret (depending on conditions). We will then have a transfer to Vallon d'Arpette, just above the beautiful village of Champex-Lac. We will sleep at the Auberge d'Arpette.
6 hours of walking. 900M D + 1000M D-
D6: from Arpette to Trient
If the weather and the shape of the group allow it, we will climb to the Arpette window, probably the most beautiful pass of this trip but which requires good physical condition and favorable weather. We will then be warmly welcomed by a young Swiss couple at the Auberge de la Grande Ourse.
8h walk 1000M D + 1100M D-. Or 6 hours of walking by Bovine.
D7: from Trient - to Tré le Champ
From the hostel, we will head towards the Col de Balme in front of the Grand Glacier de Trient and we will cross our last border to return to France via the beautiful Posettes stop and its splendid view of Mont Blanc. Then we will descend to the village of Tré-le-Champs to sleep in the charming little Auberge de la Boerne.
7h walk: 950M D + 800MD-.
D8: from Tré-le-Champ to - Chamonix.
From Tré le Champ we will take the Balcon des Aiguilles Rouges which leads to Lac des Cheserys then possibly to Lac Blanc, then we will descend to Chamonix to finish our trek.
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Hoping to meet soon on the roads.